About Toole's Garage

The Team

In January of 1983, Gino Meehleib decided that San Carlos, California was a perfect city to open one of the very first Honda Specialty shops on the Peninsula. In 1988, David Toole came on board as Gino's apprentice. David spent the next 6 years learning from Gino, not only the expertise needed to work on the Honda and now Acura vehicles, but how to run a shop. David started his career as a mechanic, moving to Shop Foreman, and then onto Service Manager.  Over the years, he has leveraged his advanced auto repair knowledge to give his customer base a high level of quality work. In 2009 Gino decided to pass the business onto David so he could start working on his life’s passion.  He called David to come back "home" so he could pass him the torch and carry it forward.

In 2010, David hired technician, Francisco aka “Cisco”, to work along side him and help manage the rapidly growing customer base that has started to find Toole's Garage. In 2011, David added his son, Beau, to the team as their Service Manager. In 2012, he has added another technician, Freddy, to teach the Toole’s Garage way and work along side Francisco as part of our Toole’s Garage family. Dave has taken these steps to ensure the continued happiness of our growing customer/friend base.  Toole’s prides itself on delivering high quality customer service and high quality auto repair and maintenance. 

About David Toole

Auto Repair San Carlos David has been in the Honda/Acura specific auto industry since 1987. His extensive technical background in auto repair and passion for cars gives him the ability to help many people strategize their car maintenance.  He believes in doing the right thing for our customers, as well as, going the extra mile to ensure a great experience for his customers.  David has a list of fundamentals that he reviews with the team on a weekly basis.  These fundamentals keep Toole’s Garage focus on the right and fair way to do business.  Some examples are, Always do the right thing, “Bring it” every day, take responsibility, honor commitments, keep things fun and lastly but most importantly, Toole’s Garage is a family! David’s extensive knowledge about growing trends in the auto industry and honest demeanor have brought Toole’s garage to the next level within the automotive industry.

About San Carlos

Car Repair San Carlos San Carlos, "The City of Good Living," is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep. San Francisco is 25 miles north and San Jose is 25 miles south. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate and many points of interest.  San Carlos has two museums, the San Carlos Museum and the Hiller Aviations Museum.  The city has several new Hiking Trails, Big Canyon Park, Eaton Park, Devonshire Canyon.  They have an outstanding school system which includes the following elementary schools Arundel, Brittain Acres, Heather, White Oaks.  San Carlos also has two middle schools, Central and Tierra Linda, and is part of the Sequoia Union High School District.  San Carlos has many attractive residential areas and an amazing downtown centered around Laurel Street.  San Carlos has very conveniently located Train Station as well as Sam Trans locations along El Camino.  As part of the northern end of Silicon Valley, San Carlos hosts several technology companies.  The famous, Tesla Car Manufacturer, once called San Carlos it’s home!  Many West Coast’s biotech such as, NuGen Technologies and ReaMetrix and medical instrumentation firms, such as Bowman Medical Supply or California Radiographies, Inc also call San Carlos home.   Several breweries also call San Carlos home.  One that we truly admire is named War Fighter Brewery.  They are 100% veteran run and operated.  San Carlos has a friendly and warm and involved community atmosphere.

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